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lookout.

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grandies wake up in the cottage

and run downstairs

to take in all the magic

of the new morning snow

and 

perched atop piles of books

eagerly await the arrival 

of their cousins

who will soon help them bake

a team of sweet gingerbread reindeer.

“always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”
― e.b. white

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what we play is life. – louis armstrong

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christmas play

 green grass

crinkly fall leaves

swirling pajamas

purple boots

golden ballet slippers

daffodil crown

clear sky above

bright eyes

and

not a snowflake to be found.

whole lotta’ love.

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and with the return of the aussies

my band of grandies are back together

all on one continent

in one time and one place

sharing some mischief and one tiny space.

Jake: We’re putting the band back together.
Mr. Fabulous: Forget it. No way.
Elwood: We’re on a mission from God.

(The Blues Brothers)

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last summer’s tiny space

the first time 

they were ever all together 

meeting in one big box.

i owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. – g. k. chesterton

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on a walk

by the detroit river

one cousin

two years older

and wiser

offers the other

a show of support

and perhaps

a small bit of advice.

Whatever advice you give, be short.

Horace

if opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. – milton berle

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the cousins

set up a business

selling  lemonade

to a captive audience

of family and friends.

 some of the employees

wait for the customers

to come to their door

and at times business is slow.

but one,

the littlest,

has an out of the box idea.

he quietly

reclaims

lemonade

already sold

and pours it back

into the the pitcher

to resell again.

to the same captive audience.

“i’m a hustler, baby; i sell water to a well!”
― jay-z

love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself. – andre breton

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all of the

grand babies

cousins

from

 near

and

so far

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meet in one box.

all on one continent together

for the very first time.

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and it is a summit meeting

of the highest order

where they

talk about

important things

like

should we go climb in something else?

do you have squirrels or kangaroos where you live?

can you read?

how old will you be when it’s your birthday?

 can you ride a  bike?

does anyone know where my sippy cup is?

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in an instant

they know

they are

all

one family.

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I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars. E. M. Forster